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Sunday, September 17, 2017
Road to the Last Jedi: Captain Poe Dameron from Star Wars: The Black Series Phase III by Hasbro
Height:5 7/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed stomach, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.
Accessories: Glie-44 blaster pistol.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Here's a a quick comparison of the new The Last Jedi version of Poe (left) with the Episode VII version (right). As you can see, both figures are completely different with no shared parts. Oddly enough, the The Force Awakens version of Poe is a bit taller.
* I really think Hasbro has improved the articulation on these figures. The articulation scheme is the same but the range and quality of the joints is so much better. Once you give him his blaster, Poe is a really fun figure to pose and play around with.
* I've seen quite a few comments from collectors who initially thought Poe was wearing Han Solo's Episode VII outfit. That's not true, although they do have a very similar sense of style due to the brown pants and brown leather jacket. Poe's shirt also looks very Han Solo-ish. It kind of reminds me of his shirt after being released from Carbonite in Return of the Jedi.
* On the left shoulder of Poe's jacket you can spot this really cool Resistance symbol. I love the weathering effect on both the patch and on Poe's jacket.
* Poe's Glie-44 blaster pistol is much improved from the model included with the Episode VII single packed pilot Poe. The sculpt and paintwork on this piece is quite impressive.
* To store his pistol you can make use of Poe's holster. The belt is a separate piece and it is flexible, allowing you to pose the figure without the holster interfering.
* I'm torn on this sculpt. Poe's headsculpts have only ranged from decent to unrecognizable, so almost anything should be an improvement. From the side, particularly the hair and face, look very much like Oscar Isaac.
* Head on, however, I think Poe just looks too young. The shape of the face ceases to look like Oscar Isaac to me.
* One of my pet peeves with this line is whenever I can see the hinged neck peeking out from underneath the figure's head. Poe suffers from that unfortunate condition here, unfortunately.
While he's not one of the most exciting figures released in the most recent Black Series offerings, Poe Dameron isn't by any means a bad figure. He just feels kind of subdued compared to other releases, maybe due to the limited accessories, somewhat off headsculpt, and a somewhat less "fresh" feeling outfit. This is a Good and a 1/2 figure with plenty of good points, but it's not going to ignite a fire under everyone to get out and snap him up.
If you're looking for more of Poe Dameron I've reviewed Hasbro's Black Series Poe Dameron in his flight suit and Poe Dameron in his jacket and a micro Poe Dameron from a Micro Machines playset.
If you're looking for more Black Series figures, check out the following:
442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper, 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Trooper, Coruscant Guard ---(Phase II), and 501st Legion Clone Trooper 4 pack
Captain Cassian Andor (Eadu)
C-3PO (Resistance Base)
Clone Commander Gree
Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)
First Order Stormtrooper Executioner
First Order Flametrooper
First Order General Hux
First Order Snowtrooper
First Order Snowtrooper Officer
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
First Order Stormtrooper
First Order TIE Fighter Pilot
Grand Admiral Thrawn (SDCC Exclusive)
Imperial AT-ACT Driver
Imperial Death Trooper
Imperial Death Trooper, Captain Cassian Andor, and Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) 3 pack
Imperial Hovertank Pilot
Imperial Shock Trooper
Imperial Royal Guard
Kylo Ren (SDCC 2016)
Kylo Ren (The Last Jedi)
Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (SDCC 2016)
Phase 1 Clone Trooper Commander, Phase II Clone Trooper, Imperial Stormtrooper, and First Order ---Stormtrooper Officer four pack
Poe Dameron and First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper
Princess Leia Organa
R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2
Rey (Jakku) & BB-8
Rey (Jedi Training)
Rey (Starkiller Base)
Rey's Speeder (Jakku)
Sandtrooper Sergeant, Crimson Stormtrooper, Lieutenant OXIXO, and R2-Q5
Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Eadu)
Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha)
X-34 Landspeeder & Luke Skywalker (SDCC Exclusive)
X-Wing Pilot Asty